Christianson D; Varadharajan C; Christoffersen B; Detto M; Faybishenko B; Hendrix V; Jardine K; Negron-Juarez R; Gimenez B; Pastorello G; Powell T; Sandesh M; Warren J; Wolfe B; Chambers J; Kueppers L; McDowell N; Agarwal D
Dendrometry; Leaf temperature; Sapflow; Soil water content (saturation); Solar Radiation
March 31, 2017
FRAMES is a a set of Excel metadata files and package-level descriptive metadata that are designed to facilitate and improve capture of desired metadata for ecohydrological observations. The metadata are bundled with data files into a data package and submitted to a data repository (e.g. the NGEE Tropics Data Repository) via a web form. FRAMES standardizes reporting of diverse ecohydrological and biogeochemical data for synthesis across a range of spatiotemporal scales and incorporates many best data science practices. This version of FRAMES supports observations for primarily automated measurements collected by permanently located sensors, including sap flow (tree water use), leaf surface temperature, soil water content, dendrometry (stem diameter growth increment), and solar radiation. Version 1.1 extend the controlled vocabulary and incorporates functionality to facilitate programmatic use of data and FRAMES metadata (R code available at NGEE Tropics Data Repository).
The templates were tested by users who used them in data submissions to the archive.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Biological and Environmental Research
Christianson, Danielle - Berkeley Lab (DSChristianson@lbl.gov)
Christianson D; Varadharajan C; Christoffersen B; Detto M; Faybishenko B; Hendrix V; Jardine K; Negron-Juarez R; Gimenez B; Pastorello G; Powell T; Sandesh M; Warren J; Wolfe B; Chambers J; Kueppers L; McDowell N; Agarwal D (2018): FRAMES Metadata Reporting Templates for Ecohydrological Observations, version 1.1. 1.0.
NGEE Tropics Data Collection. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.15486/ngt/1419956
This research was supported as part of NGEE-Tropics, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research under contract no. DE-AC02-05CH11231.
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Christianson D.C., Varadharajan C., Christoffersen B., Detto M., Faybishenko B., Hendrix, V., Jardine K.J., Negron-Juarez R., Gimenez B.O., Pastorello G.Z., Powell T.L., Sandesh, M., Warren J.M., Wolfe B.T., Chambers J.Q., Kueppers L.M., McDowell N.G., Agarwal D. In Review. A metadata reporting framework (FRAMES) for synthesis of ecohydrological observations, Ecological Informatics